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Shock Theatre 2.0
Topic Started: Oct 7 2014, 04:35 PM (2,904 Views)
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Since Mr. Hale brought it up... Here are the films so far (10/7/14) I've watched in the ITB Shock Theatre Marathon. Films in Green were part of the actual Shock Theatre package; those in purple were part of the Son of Shock package. Note that many of the Shock films were actually non-horror and thus not included in this exercise, and that The Cat Creeps (1930) is now apparently a lost film.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1927)
Dracula (Feb. 1931)
Frankenstein (Oct. 1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Jan. 1932)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (Feb. 1932)
Freaks (Feb. 1932)
The Monster Walks (Feb. 1932)
Doctor X (Aug. 1932)
White Zombie (Aug. 1932) 10
The Old Dark House (Oct. 1932)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (Nov. 1932)
The Mummy (Dec. 1932)
Island of Lost Souls (Dec. 1932)
The Vampire Bat (Jan. 1933)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (Feb. 1933)
Murders in the Zoo (Mar. 1933)
King Kong (April 1933)
The Ghoul (Nov. 1933)
The Invisible Man (Nov. 1933)
Son of Kong (Dec. 1933)
The Black Cat (May 1934)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (February 35)
Mark of the Vampire (April 1935)
WereWolf of London (May 1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (May 1935)
The Black Room (July 1935)
The Raven (July 1935)
Mad Love (July 1935)
The Invisible Ray (January 1936)
The Walking Dead (February 1936)
Dracula’s Daughter (May 1936)
Revolt of the Zombies (June 1936)
The Devil Doll (July 1936)
The Man who Changed his Mind (Sept. 1936)
Night Key (May 1937)
West of Shanghai (Oct. 1937)
The Invisible Menace (Jan. 1938)
Devil’s Island (Jan. 1939)
Son of Frankenstein (Jan. 1939)
The Gorilla (May 1939)
The Man they Could Not Hang (Aug. 1939)
Tower of London (Nov. 1939)
The Cat and the Canary (Nov. 1939)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dec. 1939)
The Return of Doctor X (Dec. 1939)
British Intelligence (Jan. 1940)
The Invisible Man Returns (Jan. 1940)
The Human Monster (Dark Eyes of London) (Mar. 1940)
Black Friday (Apr. 1940)
One Million B.C. (Apr. 1940)
The Man with Nine Lives (Apr. 1940)
Dr. Cyclops (Apr. 1940)
The Ghost Breakers (June 1940)
Son of Ingagi (1940)
The Ape (Sept. 1940)
Before I Hang (Sept. 1940)
The Mummy’s Hand (Sept. 1940)
You’ll Find Out (Nov. 1940)
The Devil Bat (Dec. 1940)
Chamber of Horrors (The Door with Seven Locks) (Dec. 1940)
The Invisible Woman (Dec. 1940)
The Devil Commands (Feb. 1941)
The Monster and the Girl (2/41)
Man-Made Monster (3/41)
Horror Island (3/41)
The Black Cat (5/41)
The Invisible Ghost (5/41)
King of the Zombies (5/41)
Hold That Ghost (8/41)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (8/41)
Spooks Run Wild (10/41)
The Wolf Man (12/41)
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (2/42)
Black Dragons (3/42)
The Man with Two Lives (3/42)
Ghost of Frankenstein (3/42)
The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (4/42)
The Mystery of Marie Roget (4/42)
The Mad Monster (5/42)
The Corpse Vanishes (5/42)
Whispering Ghosts (5/42)
Invisible Agent (7/42)
A-Haunting We Will Go (8/42)
Night Monster (10/42)
Dr. Renault's Secret (10/42)
The Boogie Man will Get You (10/42)
The Mummy's Tomb (10/42)
Bowery at Midnight (10/42)
The Undying Monster (11/42)
The Living Ghost (11/42)
Cat People (12/42)
Dead Men Walk (2/43)
The Ape Man (3/43)
Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man (3/43)
I Walked with a Zombie (4/43)
The Leopard Man (5/43)
Captive Wild Woman (6/43)
Ghosts on the Loose (7/43)
Phantom of the Opera (8/43)
The Seventh Victim (8/43)
Revenge of the Zombies (9/43)
Son of Dracula (11/43)
The Mad Ghoul (11/43)
Calling Dr. Death (12/43)
The Ghost Ship (12/43)
The Return of the Vampire (1/44)
The Uninvited (2/44)
Voodoo Man (2/44)
Weird Woman (3/44)
The Curse of the Cat People (3/44)
The Monster Maker (4/44)
The Lady and the Monster (4/44)
Jungle Woman (6/44)
The Invisible Man’s Revenge (6/44)
The Mummy’s Ghost (7/44)
Return of the Ape Man (7/44)
The Soul of a Monster (8/44)
Cry of the Werewolf (8/44)
Gildersleeve’s Ghost (9/44)
Arsenic and Old Lace (9/44)
The Climax (10/44)
Dead Man's Eyes (10/44)
Bluebeard (11/44)
One Body Too Many (11/44)
House of Frankenstein (12/44)
Crazy Knights (12/44)
The Mummy's Curse (12/44)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (3/1/45)
The Jungle Captive (1945)
Zombies on Broadway (4/45)
The Vampire's Ghost (5/45)
The Body Snatcher (5/45)
The Frozen Ghost (6/45)
Isle of the Dead (9/45)
Strange Confession (12/45)
House of Dracula (12/45)
Pillow of Death (12/45)
Strangler of the Swamp (1/46)
The Face of Marble (1/46)
The Flying Serpent (2/46)
The Mask of Diijon (3/46)
House of Horrors (3/46)
Devil Bat's Daughter (4/46)
The Catman of Paris (4/46)
Bedlam (5/46)
She-Wolf of London (5/46)
Valley of the Zombies (5/46)
The Brute Man (10/46)
Genius at Work (10/46)
The Beast with Five Fingers (12/46)
Scared to Death (2/47)
Lured (9/47)
Dick Tracy meets Gruesome (9/47)
Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein (6/48)
The Creeper (9/48)
Abbott & Costello meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (8/49)
Master Minds (11/49)
Dopey Dicks (3/50)
Abbott & Costello meet the Invisible Man (3/51)
Ghost Chasers (4/51)
Bride of the Gorilla (10/51)
The Son of Dr. Jekyll (10/51)
The Strange Door (12/51)
Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (My Son the Vampire) (7/52)
The Black Castle (12/52)
House of Wax (4/53)
The Maze (7/53)
Abbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (8/53)
Gorilla at Large (5/54)
The Bowery Boys meet the Monsters (6/54)
The Mad Magician (5/54)
The Snow Creature (11/54)
Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy (6/55)
Cult of the Cobra (6/55)
The Black Sleep (6/56)
Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
The Man who Turned to Stone (3/57)
Zombies of Mora Tau (3/57)
The Aztec Mummy (3/57)
Voodoo Island (3/57)
Pharoah’s Curse (3/57)
Spook Chasers (6/57)
The Curse of Frankenstein (6/57)
The Vampire (6/57)
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (7/57)
From Hell It Came / The Disembodied ('57)
The Curse of the Aztec Mummy ('57)
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein / Blood of Dracula (11/57)
Teenage Monster (12/1957)
The Vampire’s Coffin (12/57)
Night of the Demon (12/57)
Giant from the Unknown (3/58)
The Screaming Skull (1/58)
El Hombre y El Monstro (1958)
The Return of Dracula (5/58)
Horror of Dracula (5/58)
The Haunted Strangler 7/3/58
The Thing that Couldn’t Die 6/27/58
How to Make a Monster (7/58)
I Bury the Living 7/58
Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Macabre (1958)
Night of the Ghouls (1958/1984)
Terror in the Haunted House (12/58)
The Living Coffin (1958)
The Woman who Came Back (1945)
Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958)
Monster on the Campus (1958)
Corridors of Blood (1958)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)
The Headless Ghost / Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
The Tingler (1959)
The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
The Bat (1959)
The Jungle Captive (1945)
Terror is a Man (1959)
The Mummy (1959)
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Edited by Laughing Gravy, Jul 15 2018, 10:16 AM.
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Would be fun, LG, if you reposted your old Squadron Shock Theatre scribe here, assuming you still have it.

Miss that old enthusiasm.

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True, that. The shock of discovery seems to have worn off. Or is that the discovery of shock?

For me, and this is just me, these are movies we beat to death years ago. There are a few exceptions. If anybody can tell me anything new about, say, Frankenstein it would be swell, but it hasn't happened for decades. I saw that picture in 1951. I got it then. What is there to talk about?
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Golly, I thought I have oodles of enthusiasm. Well, except for Charlie Chan pictures, but I think I make up for it with my enthusiasm for Jean Arthur pictures.

No idea if I saved whatever I wrote about Shock Theatre for Grood, but I can go fire up the old computer in the old, locked up room, under all the cobwebs, and see.

I guess these days I'm going for quantity, not quality, eh?

I get a lot of messages from people who aren't as well-versed in these old movies as we are, and are learning a lot. So that's nice.
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Regarding The Cat Creeps, I've looked on Wikipedia for information and it states only several scenes and the soundtrack exists.

I've also looked on YouTube, and have found the official trailer to the 1946 version.
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My latest review - of a Universal monster film no less - can be found up now at Classicflix.
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My latest Shock Theatre review is up at Classicflix
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How did the 1930 "Cat Creeps," creep into mention of the original Shock package, which included the 1946 "Cat Creeps?"
Edited by turan38, Jun 14 2015, 02:00 PM.
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'cause the various online Shock Theatre resources such as Wikipedia list the 1930 version as being part of the package.
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I think the '46 is the safer bet. I've always found it hard to believe that a package as heavily circulated as Shock would have contained a lost film. There would surely be 16mm prints in circulation.
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Definitely.
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Looking back at this list, I would cite Jekyll '41 and Phantom '43 as A-listers, but I'm not a big fan of either. Hence my comment that the A horror movie had been pretty dormant since '39.
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1947: The Year the Horror Stopped

Man, as crappy as 1946 was (Strangler of the Swamp and Bedlam were the only horror movies from that year I liked), as the calendar turned to '47, horror movies vanished from American cinemas. The one and only true horror film I could find for '47 was Scared to Death, which was a year old and dusted off the shelf by Bob Lippert for '47 release. Karloff was busy, at least, with four films, none of them horrors, but all of which I'll be watching. It gets worse, with nothin' but spoof comedies for the next few years; not even that in 1950: I can find nothin', not even a "scary" Bowery Boys film, from that year to qualify for Shock Theatre. '51 and '52 will bring a couple of horror films, but after that, we've got about five years of sci-fi monsters with scarcely a true horror to be seen until Hammer rouses itself up.

Ah, well, at least I'll finally get around to seeing Lured, Unconquered, and Old Mother Riley meets the Vampire.
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Looks like you'll finally have time to watch LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.


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Is there a monster in it?
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